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Olympus E-500 / EVOLT E-500 review with Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5~5.6 Gordon Laing, February 2006


 



 






Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting

Olympus E-500 noise level comparison

 

To measure electronic noise levels we photographed the standard Gretag Macbeth ColorChecker at each of the camera's ISO settings. The crops are taken from the originals and presented here at 100%. To compare typical noise in skies and dark shadows the crops were taken from patches 3 and 24 respectively.

Up to 400 ISO, the E-500's noise levels are similar to rival digital SLRs, although at higher sensitivities, the E-500 begins to fall behind. Canon remains the leader in low noise.


Olympus E-500
Canon EOS-350D
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Nikon D50
Olympus E-500 at 100 ISO
Canon EOS 350D at 100 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 100 ISO
Nikon D50 - 100 ISO not available
100 ISO
100 ISO
100 ISO
100 ISO not available
Olympus E-500 at 200 ISO
Canon EOS 350D at 200 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 200 ISO
Nikon D50 at 200 ISO
200 ISO
200 ISO
200 ISO
200 ISO
Olympus E-500 at 400 ISO
Canon EOS 350D at 400 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 400 ISO
Nikon D50 at 400 ISO
400 ISO,
400 ISO
400 ISO
400 ISO
Olympus E-500 at 800 ISO
Canon EOS 350D at 800 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 800 ISO
Nikon D50 at 800 ISO
800 ISO
800 ISO
800 ISO
800 ISO
Olympus E-500 at 1600 ISO
Canon EOS 350D at 1600 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 1600 ISO
Nikon D50 at 1600 ISO
1600 ISO
1600 ISO
1600 ISO
1600 ISO
Olympus E-500 - 3200 ISO not available
Canon EOS-350D - 3200 ISO not available
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 3200 ISO
Nikon D50 - 3200 ISO not available
3200 ISO not available
3200 ISO not available
3200 ISO
3200 ISO not available

Results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting
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